Torch Relay - What's happening near you?
Communities across Nottinghamshire are getting ready for the arrival of the Olympic Torch Relay on Thursday (28 June).
And there are plenty of activities going on across the county.
To find out what's happening in your area, click on the links below or paste the address into your web browser:
Nottinghamshire County Council - http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/enjoying/sport/sportforall/
Newark and Sherwood – http://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/olympic-torch-relay/
Mansfield - http://www.mansfield.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4466
Rushcliffe - http://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/leisure/sportsclubsandcentres/sport/london2012/
Nottingham - http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=14834
Gedling - http://www.gedling.gov.uk/leisure/olympics/
Enjoy the Torch Relay - but stay safe and secure
With just two days to go until the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Nottinghamshire, there is a mood of celebration building across the county.
If you are planning to watch the Torch Relay come through Nottinghamshire, please take a moment to think about security.
Make sure doors and windows are securely locked before you leave the house.
Please do not leave valuable items on display or close to entrances and exits.
If you are travelling by car to watch the relay, please ensure you are fully aware of the travel and parking restrictions in place along the route and also remove expensive items, such as satellite navigation systems, if you are leaving your car parked for any length of time.
Whenever you are among a large gathering of people, it is advisable for wallets, purses and mobile phones to be kept secure inside a bag with a zip or a fastenable inside pocket.
If you see any suspicious activity or unattended objects, please call 999 or alert one of the police officers who will be stationed along the route.
You can also contact Nottinghamshire Police by telephoning the 101 number for non-urgent issues.
Plan ahead for Olympic Torch Relay arrival
The countdown to the arrival of the Olympic Torch Relay in Nottinghamshire is now in the home straight.
Nottinghamshire Police and local authorities in the county and city are urging residents to plan ahead to ensure that Thursday 28 June and Friday 29 June are days of celebration, not frustration.
The convoy will cross the county border from Lincolnshire at Dunham Bridge shortly before 9am on Thursday 28 June.
From there, the flame will be carried through the Nottinghamshire towns and villages of Darlton, East Markham, Tuxford, Kirton, Boughton and Edwinstowe, where it will visit Sherwood Forest and the Major Oak.
The flame then moves on to Mansfield Woodhouse and Mansfield, before heading east to Kelham and Newark.
After a brief return to Lincolnshire, the flame will be held aloft in Radcliffe-on-Trent, and will be waterborne at the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont.
The flame will move from county to the city over Trent Bridge at around 5.50pm and then take in Sneinton Market and the Ice Arena before reaching its destination for the day in the Old Market Square shortly before 7pm, which is the location for an evening of music and entertainment.
The following morning the flame will set out on the 42nd leg of its 8,000-mile journey from Nottingham Castle, heading through Radford and Basford, where local school pupils will get their chance to see it at close quarters.
The torch will then be taken over the border into Derbyshire.
Supt Mark Holland, who will be policing commander for the relay over the two days, said: “This is a once in a lifetime event not just for all of us in Nottinghamshire, but for the whole nation. To date it’s been a huge success throughout the UK, and next Thursday and Friday morning the attention of the entire country will turn to Nottinghamshire.
“To ensure the smooth and safe passage of the convoy, we have worked closely with our partners at Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City councils. There will be road closures and parking and waiting restrictions along the route, so there will inevitably be disruption to traffic flow in various parts of the county and city while the torch is here.
“My message to the public is, firstly, please familiarise yourselves with the wealth of information that is available about road closures.
“Those living in the vicinity of the relay route should already have received letters from their local authorities to advise them of the restrictions and closures in their area.
“For those who do not live close to the route, but usually travel along the roads the convoy will use, you may notice some disruption.
“Please be mindful of that and plan ahead for these two days. That will certainly help us and our partners to make this a safe and memorable occasion for everyone.”
For downloadable maps and advice about torch relay days across the county, click here
For information on road closures and related advice and the evening celebration in Nottingham, click here